20081227-the-goals7Here’s proof that design will, in fact, save the world. Nothing has done more to spur the world to action than Al Gore’s presentation-turned-movie, An Inconvenient Truth. And what made that presentation so impactful? Duarte Design’s makeover of his presentation slides.

20090112-presentation-heard-round-the-world1I’d like to experiment with this type of format – instead of wordy blog posts, present mini pecha-kucha-style visual stories about world-changing designs. It will be a lot easier for you to digest, but a lot more work for me. I’m hoping that the extra work I put in makes this blog more unique, useful, and interesting to you.

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In fact, it made 8 goals to accomplish by 2015. They call this the UN Millennium Project with eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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These goals were set in September 2000. It’s now December 2008 – over halfway to the deadline. Are we halfway there?

I’m glad the UN was able to agree on a unified set of goals, for a start. The documentation seems like a very thorough quantification of how to measure progress against these goals – using all the best tools I see in Corporate America for achieving business goals.  But who is really acting to make these changes?

I’ll organize this blog by these 8 goals. You can click on the Categories to the right to find all the posts related to each goal. If you have any other suggestions, let me know!